Dear old dad’s day is coming around again and all he wants really in the world is a day of piece and quiet.  An impossible task, most likely, but if it’s leaving him to watch sports all day or go out for a round of golf, a great way to sum up the day is for a nice family dinner. The always-favorite steak dinner, Italian, throwing in unique scenery on the water or in a casino, the choices are endless.  Here are our top 5 for dad’s special day.
Morello Italian Bistro
253 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 661-3443
www.morellobistro.com

The classic Italian Bistro offering a variety of dishes to please everyone in the family. From salads to antipasti, classic dishes including spaghetti carbonara, ravioli, and seafood from salmon to halibut.  A favorite is always the New York Sirloin in a peppercorn sauce, or you can step outside the box with an Orecchiette, a sweet Italian sausage served with some red pepper flakes to turn up the heat.  Part of MARC, the Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation, Morello is renowned for it’s top quality and excellence, making for a 5-star choice to celebrate dad.

David Burke Prime Steakhouse At Foxwoods
350 Trolley Line Blvd.
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(800) 369-9663
www.davidburkeprime.com

Steak. Dad always loves steak. David Burke Prime Steakhouse at Foxwoods Resort and Casino brings dinner and a little bit of fun to the mix. There are plenty of choices of cuts and types of steak including filet mignon, prime rib, ribeye, and sirloin.  Sides and add-ons are abundant as well, with their “Angry Filet Mignon” which includes 3 jumbo bbq shrimp, or a number of dry-aged meats for the carnivorous connoisseur.  After dinner, enjoy some gambling at the tables or machines to cap off a perfect night.

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Fresh Salt At The Saybrook Point Inn And Spa
Two Bridge St.
Old Saybrook, CT  06475
(800) 243-0212
www.saybrook.com/restaurant

With tables overlooking the waters of the Connecticut River, Fresh Salt is a seafood aficionado’s dream. Choosing from main course meals such as swordfish, calamari, and the favorite Fresh Salt Cioppino, featuring shrimp, scallops, and mussels in a lobster tomato saffron sauce, you can’t choose a bad meal. If you are looking for a non-seafood choice, there are plenty of choices, including a lamb porterhouse, Omaha Angus Beef, and the traditional chicken breast. For the adventurous eater, there is also a Raw Bar, featuring oysters, sushi, and chilled colossal shrimp.

The Main Pub Restaurant
306 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 647-1551
www.mainpub.com

For the low-maintenance in all of us, a good old-fashioned pub may do the trick. The Main Pub offers not only staple American food, but an amazing choice of beers, from domestic and import, to supporting local New England breweries as well. Menu choices are staple and abundant, with a variety of sandwiches including corn beef Reuben, a beer-battered cod sandwich, to burgers, brisket, and of course, steak. In larger portions, there is also meatloaf, a shepherd’s pie, and even a jambalaya. The casual style is definitely not short on taste.

Paloma
15 Harbor Point Road
Stamford, CT  06902
(203) 998-7500
www.palomagrill.com

Spicing it up a bit, Paloma offers a range of wood grilled goodies to an impressive variety of food spanning Central and South America, including Empanadas, Tostadas, and Latin inspired meats and fish. Palmoa includes a raw bar, featuring a shrimp and lobster ceviche, along with handcrafted spirits from the regions with tequila, mescal, pisco and rums. A perfect way to visit south of the border in your own backyard.

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Andrew Wilson started a music webzine to photograph and write about his favorite artists. He quickly notoriety as both a writer and photographer, and has since been published to a variety of national news sites. Andrew resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is pursuing a degree in landscape photography.
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